2025 BMW M5 Is a 717-HP Super Sedan—and a Plug-in Hybrid

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2025 BMW M5 Is a 717-HP PHEV Super SedanBMW
  • The 2025 BMW M5 packs a 4.4-liter V8 hybrid powertrain that’s good for 717 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque.

  • BMW says the high-output sedan can sprint to 60 mph in only 3.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 190 mph.

  • The 2025 BMW M5 will start at $120,675, with a worldwide launch happening in the fourth quarter of 2024.

If you were wondering where the M5 went, don’t worry: The seventh generation is right around the corner. The 2025 BMW M5 is scheduled for a worldwide release before the end of the year and will get some serious upgrades in the generational shift.

More power, a hybrid powertrain, and a new price tag are all heading to the beloved M5 for 2025. Powering it is a 4.4-liter V8 that works with the M Hybrid system to make 717 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. That stout V8 sends its power through an eight-speed automatic transmission and through the xDrive all-wheel-drive system.


This powertrain can rocket the ’25 M5 from a standing start to 60 mph in only 3.4 seconds, and will eventually run out of steam at 190 mph.

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2025 BMW M5 interior.BMW

Supplementing the M5’s ICE powertrain is the electric motor that adds 194 hp and up to 207 lb-ft of torque to the whole system and can hustle the BMW along without internal-combustion help for roughly 25 miles. Feeding that electric motor is a 14.8-kWh battery pack. All in all, this powertrain bests its predecessor by 117 hp 185 lb-ft of torque.

Covering this powertrain is a new shell and redesigned bodywork. As expected from any M-badge-wearing BMW, you’ll see big fender flares and a more aggressive nose than the pedestrian 5-Series. The large kidney grille openings help cool down the potent powertrain and continue the familiar look of the latest BMWs.

As for its footprint, the new M5 follows the prevailing trend of growing up with age. The ‘25 M5 now spans 200.6 inches long, 77.6 inches wide, and 59.4 inches tall. That’s over four inches longer than the outgoing model, over two inches wider, and, a little taller than the previous generation.

This new M5 also rides on a 118.3-inch wheelbase, which is slightly longer than the outgoing model. BMW says this new M5 tips the scales at 5,390 pounds.

Inside, the new M5 sees the lavish, futuristic modern BMW interior. Taking center stage is a 12.3-inch digital driver display, which is flanked by a 14.9-inch media screen. Powering this touchscreen is the BMW Operating System 8.5.

The screen carries the long-running BMW iDrive infotainment architecture, but the media system also features a touchscreen and can respond to controls from the multi-function steering wheel and BMW’s digital voice assistant.

2025 bmw m5 from the rear
2025 BMW M5.BMW

Suspending all of this is a set of 20-inch front and 21-inch rear alloy wheels wrapped in 285/40 ZR20 front and 295/35 ZR21 rear tires. Controlling these wheels in the front is a set of double wishbones, with a five-link suspension out back. Softening the ride is a set of Adaptive M dampers front and rear.

Bringing this all to a halt is the standard set of M Compound brakes or the optional M Carbon ceramic stoppers. Six-piston front and single-piston rear calipers clamp on their respective 16.1-inch and 15.7-inch standard rotors. Moving up to the carbon-ceramic brakes nets you 16.5-inch front rotors and saves 55 pounds, according to BMW.

If you’re thinking about adding the ‘25 M5 to your roster, you’ll have to wait for the fourth quarter of 2024 when it will launch globally. You’ll also need at least $120,675 to keep one of these in your driveway. That’s an $8,780 bump from the outgoing model, but that cost covers a hybrid powertrain and a lot more power.

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